TRAINERS NEED TO RE-REGISTER FOR 2021
As the 2021 season approaches, the WRFL wishes to advise that all trainers are required to re-register with the league annually before you can officiate in any game.
How to register
- Provide a copy of your current ERC Accreditation OR Level 1 Sports Trainer Accreditation
- Provide a copy of your current Level 2 First Aid & CPR Accreditation:
Both Documents listed above must expire after April 10th, 2021 to be successfully registered as a trainer.
- Provide evidence of your Working with Children’s Check (Voluntary card is accepted)
- Provide a colour headshot photo of yourself in JPEG format (this photo will be on your trainer card for 2020)
- Provide your COVID-19 Infection Control Training Certificate
Send the above documents to Jessie Chester (firstname.lastname@example.org)
WRFL Trainer card
Following WRFL approval of your registration you will be issued with a trainer’s card valid for the 2021 season, which you will need to carry on you at all times on a Game day.
On the Registration form Trainers can opt for either a Mobile Version or a Hard copy trainers’ card.
If you choose hard copy, you will receive an email once it has been printed and available to be picked up from the WRFL Office. In the event a hard copy replacement card is required a $5.00 fee per card will be applied.
Please allow at least 24-48 hours for the registration to be processed and both the digital & hard copy versions to be finalised.
Minimum WRFL Trainer requirements from 2021
In 2018 the WRFL announced changes to the minimum requirements for being a registered and performing trainer effective from season 2021:
As of this year all trainers will require the following:
- Level 2 First Aid Certificate – HLTAID011 (valid for 3 years)
- Current CPR Certificate (renewed annually)
- ERC Certificate – Emergency Response Coordinator (valid for 3 years)
- Working with Children’s Check card – Required for all junior and senior trainers (volunteer card accepted)
- COVID-19 Infection Control Training Certificate (15 minute online course) Please click here for access to course
Without these the WRFL will be unable to register you as a Trainer.
Why the changes?
This is an AFL initiative which the WRFL and other community leagues are obligated to follow. The changes being implemented are designed to provide trainers with the knowledge to be both confident and competent in ensuring all players safety, administering the best care in any given situation.
What does the ERC course entail?
Emergency Response Coordinator (ERC) courses are run by First Aid Management & Training Centre in accordance with AFL guidelines.
The three-hour course covers important topics such as emergency planning, emergency response priorities, concussion management, on-field communication and transporting injured participants.
A current First Aid certificate must be provided during enrolment.
For more information on course dates & locations please contact Jessie Chester at (email@example.com)
What are the next steps?
If you are a WRFL trainer and you have not completed an ERC course to date, then you will need to attend and complete an ERC course in order to become an eligible trainer for the upcoming season and beyond.
Course Dates & Venues:
|Saturday||27th February||9am – 4pm||CPR, First Aid, ERC||TBC|
|Saturday||6th March||9am – 4pm||CPR, First Aid, ERC||Albion FC|
|Tuesday||9th March||6pm – 9pm||CPR, First Aid||Albion FC|
|Thursday||11th March||6pm – 9pm||ERC||TBC|
|Sunday||14th March||9am – 4pm||CPR, First Aid, ERC||TBC|
|Tuesday||16th March||6pm – 9pm||CPR, First Aid||Barkers Café, VU Whitten Oval|
|Monday||15th March||6pm – 9pm||ERC||Barkers Café, VU Whitten Oval|
|Wednesday||17th March||6pm – 10pm||Sports Trainer Level 1 (Day 1)||Barkers Café, VU Whitten Oval|
|Saturday||20th March||9am – 5pm||Sports Trainer Level 1 (Full Day)||Albion FC|
|Sunday||21st March||9am – 5pm||Sports Trainer Level 1 (Full Day)||TBC|
|Monday||22nd March||6pm – 10pm||Sports Trainer Level 1 (Day 2)||Barkers Café, VU Whitten Oval|
|Tuesday||23rd March||6pm – 10pm||Sports Trainer Level 1 (Day 1)||Tarneit FC|
|Wednesday||24th March||6pm – 9pm||ERC||Tarneit FC|
|Thursday||25th March||6pm – 10pm||Sports Trainer Level 1 (Day 2)||Tarneit FC|
|Saturday||27th March||9am – 4pm||CPR, First Aid, ERC||Point Cook FC|
|Sunday||28th March||9am – 5pm||Sports Trainer Level 1 (Full Day)||TBC|
|Monday||29th March||6pm – 9pm||CPR, First Aid||Williamstown Juniors FC|
|Tuesday||30th March||6pm – 9pm||ERC||Flemington Juniors FC|
|Wednesday||31st March||6pm – 8pm||Sports Trainer Level 1 RE-Accreditation||Flemington Juniors FC|
|Tuesday||6th April||6pm – 9pm||CPR, First Aid||Point Cook FC|
|Wednesday||7th April||6pm – 8pm||Sports Trainer Level 1 RE-Accreditation||Flemington Juniors FC|
|Thursday||8th April||6pm – 9pm||ERC||Williamstown Juniors FC|
|Saturday||10th April||9am – 4pm||CPR, First Aid, ERC||Flemington Juniors|
Important to note:
- Dates & Venues are subject to change pending Government Restrictions.
- If you only require one (1) accreditation on a day where there is multiple; CPR, First Aid, ERC – you can simply attend the part of the day you require.
For more information on our courses and booking information please contact our provider:
First Aid Management & Training Centre
Suite 6, 476 Canterbury Rd
Forest Hill 3131
Tel: 9894 1013
To book online use this link: firstaidmanagement.com.au/WRFL
When booking please select WRFL > Your Club > Course of choice
From here clubs will be invoiced directly at the completion of each course.